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Finding real-time data on Canada’s charitable sector is impossible. This major research project will change that.

Why It Matters

There is plenty of data about the charitable sector, but it is rarely published in real-time – making it impossible for policymakers, funders and charity leaders to understand crucial trends.

Three ways COVID response could have been better with (more) disaggregated data

Why It Matters

Disaggregated data makes the intersectional nature of the COVID-19 pandemic painfully obvious, but many social purpose organizations don’t have access to critical information – or don’t know what to do with it.

The pandemic has shifted how (and why) organizations collect data. These non-profit leaders will tell you exactly how.

Why It Matters

As the coronavirus puts pressure on non-profits to respond to a demand in services, many who work in the sector believe changing what data they gather from clients will enable them to provide better services and ensure that some of the most vulnerable are supported during the pandemic.

Inside TD’s new data program for nonprofits

Why It Matters

The capacity to analyze data is increasingly important for social mission organizations, to ensure decisions are made based on evidence and foresight. While much of the private sector has been using data analytics tools, with businesses racing to have the best metrics, we are now seeing more non-profits adopting these practices — and TD has launched a new program to accelerate adoption.

How blockchain is saving Lake Winnipeg

Why It Matters

Buzzwords are becoming action. Blockchain technology is demonstrating that in a country tackling complicated, cross-jurisdictional problems such as water governance, there are open, grassroots, and transparent platforms that can help. This is just the beginning.